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Pichi Richi Railway



Pichi Richi Railway


Pichi Richi Railway, Quorn

Pichi Richi Railway Preservation Society

PRRPS is a non-profit organisation formed in 1973 to preserve the railway through Pichi Richi Pass the most scenic part of the original Ghan railway to Alice Springs. This route features deep rock cuttings, superb stone wall embankments and spectacular iron bridges.


PRRPS has progressively restored and operated the railway as a working museum. PRRPS has also preserved a large collection of historic locomotives, goods and passenger vehicles, restoring many to working order.


Click here for a brief history of the Great Northern Railway.

Tourist Trains
    Today it operates a variety of historic tourist trains on a seasonal basis between March and November with the emphasis on using steam engines whenever possible. (Timetable)  

The Coffee Pot
The Coffee Pot passing Devil's Peak

Afghan Explorer
The Afghan Explorer - photo by Phil Durand

Allow 2.5 hours for the return journey to Woolshed Flat or 4 hours to Stirling North. The track was extended to Port Augusta in 2001. There are usually photo stops to allow passengers to view and photograph the train in action from the track side. There are many interesting things to see along the way including historic sites, rugged scenery and fauna.

Pichi Richi Pass
Pichi Richi Pass - photo by Phil Durand

Carriage Workshop
Carriage Workshop - photo by Phil Durand

Information and Bookings

Bookings may be made Online, Mail, Telephone and Fax, and at the Quorn Railway Station located in Railway Terrace when staffed.

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VISIT: Flinders Ranges Visitor Information Centre, Railway Terrace, Quorn, South Australia, 5433.
CONTACT: Telephone FREECALL:  1800 220 980  Facsimile: (08) 8648 6419

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